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Etymology: Saul Wallenstein Jarcho, American physician, b. 1906; Paul M. Levin, American physician, 20th century
an autosomal-recessive disorder consisting of multiple vertebral defects, short thorax, rib abnormalities, camptodactyly, syndactyly, and, occasionally, urogenital abnormalities. Death from respiratory insufficiency usually occurs in infancy. Also called spondylothoracic dysplasia.